Joseph Michael "Joe" Stroemel, 58, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in the hospital following complications of open heart surgery.

A celebration of his life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Ann Church; burial in St. Ann Cemetery, Walker.

Gerald “Rusty” Carswell, 65, Phillipsburg, died Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Hays Medical Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First St. John Lutheran Church, Kensington. Cremation was chosen.
Visitation will be until 9 p.m. Friday with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg.

Eldon A. “Woody” Schmidtberger, 85, Victoria, died Saturday, June 2, 2018, at his home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria; inurnment in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria with military honors by Victoria V.F.W. Post No. 1751.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS 67671 and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at The Basilica.

A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Sunday and a Knights of Columbus / V.F.W. rosary will be at 7:30 p.m., both at the mortuary. The 4th Degree Assembly will stand honor guard from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.

Thomas Eugene “Tom” Leikam, 57, Plainville, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Hays.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville; burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, Plainville.

A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Myrtle L. Kropp, 88, Colby, died Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Prairie Senior Living Complex, Colby.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Colby; burial in Beulah Cemetery, Colby.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Kersenbrock Funeral Chapel, Colby.

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